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The politics of compassion : immigration and asylum policy

Author: Ala Sirriyeh
Publisher: Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2018.
Series: Global migration and social change.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through case studies from Australia, Europe and the US, this book explores how emotion is central to understanding the formation of immigration policy. The author looks beyond the 'negative' emotions of fear and hostility to examine the politics of compassion in immigration and asylum policy discourse.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ala Sirriyeh
ISBN: 9781529200430 1529200431 1529200458 9781529200454 1529200466 9781529200461
OCLC Number: 1043913437
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 208 pages)
Contents: A crisis of compassionThe emotional politics of immigration and asylumEmotion, colonialism and immigration policyThe intolerable death of Alan Kurdi Victims, villains and savioursWithholding compassionOutrage, responsibility and accountabilitySelf-care and solidarity: the undocumented immigrant youth movementConclusion
Series Title: Global migration and social change.
Responsibility: Ala Sirriyeh.

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